A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Set in the early 1900s, Elia Kazan's first film centers on a poor Brooklyn family struggling not only to survive, but to improve their meager existence. Young Francie (Peggy Ann Garner) worships her father, Johnny (James Dunn), despite his alcoholism. Mother Katie (Dorothy McGuire) holds the family together as an impetuous aunt (Joan Blondell) keeps everyone on their toes. Dunn and Garner each won Oscars for their performances.
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- Elia Kazan
- 1946 Academy Award®
- Best Supporting Actor: James Dunn
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.37:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), KoreanClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the father in the family dies. The mother and daughter have a difficult relationship, though they come to terms in the end. The family has a hard time communicating directly with each other. One of the characters drinks heavily.
- Sexual Content
- Aunt Sissy is involved with many different men, and at one point Katie refuses to let her see the children because she is a bad influence.
- Inexplicit scene of Katie in labor may scare younger children, who should be reassured; very sad when Johnny dies.
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Johnny has a serious drinking problem.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it